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Women, children among victims as suicide bomber kills 13 in Kabul

11 Jun 2018 TRT World

Daesh claims responsibility for the attack that also wounded more than 25 people at the entrance to Afghanistan's rural rehabilitation and development ministry in the west of the capital, Kabul.

An Afghan policeman keeps watch near the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan June 11, 2018.




A suicide bomber killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 on Monday at the entrance to the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development in the west of Kabul, government spokesmen said, as security in the city deteriorates.Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack, without providing any evidence. The attack comes as security has deteriorated in the city during recent months ahead of elections scheduled for October."Woman, children and employees of the (rehabilitation) ministry are among the victims," Najib Danish, spokesman for the interior ministry, told Reuters.Afghan Taliban militants on Saturday announced a surprise three-day ceasefire over the Muslim Eid holiday at the end of this week, their first offer of its kind, days after the government declared an unconditional ceasefire of its own against the Taliban.It was not clear exactly when the Taliban ceasefire would begin, as Eid starts when the moon is first sighted, but it would be Thursday or Friday. The government ceasefire runs until June 20.A week ago, a motorcycle suicide bomber killed 14 people near a gathering of Muslim clerics in the Afghan capital after they had issued an edict against suicide bombings, officials said, in the latest in a series of attacks to hit Kabul.In April, two explosions in Kabul killed at least 26 people, including nine journalists who had arrived to report on an initial blast and were targeted by a suicide bomber.A week earlier, 60 people were killed and more than 100 wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a voter registration centre in the city.

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